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Reviewed September 21, 2022 via mobile

Fantastic food and great service. Every dish was a high quality meal in itself. Never seen such a variety of different dishes.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 2, 2022 via mobile

£55 for a takeaway that from our regular is c£35, our usual place is being refurbished so tried here based on reviews. I specifically asked for no coriander leaf on top of the curry’s- it was drenched in it. I live 20 minutes away so...really couldn’t be bothered to take it back. Chicken Achar was pretty tasteless and the chicken was so dry. Naan bread was raw in the middle The rice was really nice and the poppadoms were good. Shame, I’ll wait for my regular to reopenMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 25, 2022

The food was amazing especially the chicken Marsala. I would recommend The pods that the kind man gave us was very private ❤️ Servers was very kind and friendly FOOD AMAZING

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 22, 2022

Had a takeaway from the vine and spice and the food was absolutely delicious. Would definitely recommend and go again. Friendly service too. Thank you for our beautiful meal.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022 via mobile

Huge portions, amazing presentation of food. Really kind and friendly staff. The food is delicious but also so well presented and cooked. The lamb shank is delicious. The food here blew me away. And the building is beautiful with an ancient building and private rooms...so you can hear each other talk. Blew my expectations out of the water.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 30, 2022 via mobile

This was our first but it will not be our last visit to the Vine and Spice restaurant. Upon our arrival we were offered the choice of a table in the restaurant or one of the outside pods. Although it was not a warm night...we chose a secluded pod with heating that kept us snug during our meal. The service was top class and our waiter was extremely attentive but without any feeling of being hurried in anyway. Our food was some of the best Indian food I have eaten (and I have visited India three times) and the portion sizes are ample (and we have good appetites). To top off our evening the Manager offered us complimentary drinks before we departed for our drive home.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 26, 2022

Eating alone and ordered one bread and one vegetarian curry and one drink. I think there was an event elsewhere in the restaurant, as I was literally the only one in the room and was ignored the whole time. Took a long time to take...my order, and while the curry was tasty, it was a very small portion and it took about half an hour to arrive. I was still hungry and would've ordered more, but the waiter took ages coming back, and never offered the menu again so I left. Waitress on the bar didn't even greet me coming in, and not once spoke to me. Another waiter hung around by the bar and they talked together. I felt like an inconvenience. No excuse for such dreadful service.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022

Chicken with in the curries was to a very high standard and moist, but this is so AVERAGE and overrated the onion bhajis were poor! And for the price of this restaurant , ITS NOT WORTH IT !

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed January 22, 2022 via mobile

We had our own space, we received great service and the food was incredible! Left feeling full and well fed! Didn’t wait too long for food and the atmosphere was perfect.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 17, 2022 via mobile

Bad table area every one eating on top of each other table rocked every we’re had to wait ages to be served and food for price you pay is absolutely nothing special two curries and three soft drinks and 6 popudoms £65 pounds no thanks...lid added service charge on top of over priced food your job to pay your staff not mine won’t returnMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 28, 2021

Had to wait 30 minutes beyond scheduled ready time. No apology until after 20 minutes, with other customers coming and going. Eventually offered a free drink while I waited only for staff to find out they'd run out of alcohol-free beer (I was driving). Eventually...got meal home (10 minute drive) to find it mainly tepid, and with my chicken based main dish supplied as vegetable version instead. By this time, of course, taking it back was not a practical option. Until recently this establishment enjoyed a good reputation - in recent months it has gone rapidly downhill.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 20, 2021

I initially booked on a Thursday for two of us at 6:30pm the following Saturday. Later in the day I called back to increase the amount of people to four as friends said they would like to join us. I was told that they could...be accommodated but the restaurant would need the table back by 8pm in order to fit another booking in. I said that would be absolutely fine as we would easily finish by then. We arrived a little early and were shown to our table and offered poppadoms and drinks. All good. We were served by various members of staff. At 7pm a waiter took our order and I was already looking at my watch wondering if they could get us sorted by 8pm. We said we would have starters as sides (onion bhaji's etc). The waiter looked a bit frustrated and said "chef is quite busy". Not really sure why I was told this, it's a Saturday night and we're in an Indian restaurant - I wouldn't expect the chef to be anything but busy! Another waiter kept the drinks flowing while we waited, although we were one beer short as I was told there weren't enough cold ones ready to be served. My friend was also told there was no beer on draught despite there being a full bar downstairs, utterly bizarre. By 7:45 the food still hadn't arrived but the table of six people next to us who had arrived after us were being served, that really annoyed me and alarm bells started ringing. We complained and were told it would be five more minutes. For a place that needed the table back by 8pm, they weren't doing that well. We'd have to go some to eat our entire meal in 10 minutes! The food arrived at 7:50pm and to be fair it was really really good. Lovely quality and taste. All guests in our party agreed it was exceptional food. Obviously we didn't vacate the table by 8pm, the fact that they needed the table back was never mentioned. We got the bill and I complained about the service. They had already put a service charge on the bill. I was told I had to go to the bar downstairs to pay on the way out - do they not have card readers that could be brought to the table like virtually EVERY other restaurant in Britain? There was no attempt by the staff to take the service charge off despite my already having complained so I told the person taking my money I wouldn't be paying it. I told him the food was amazing but seriously let down by the service. He took the charge off and a further small amount as he could see I wasn't happy. I asked to speak to the manager but was told he was at home in Bangladesh! The overall experience was not good here. Yes it was busy but it's a Saturday night. The staff seemed totally out of their depth. If you cannot cope with a full restaurant then don't accept so many covers. This restaurant was not well managed this evening and I would suggest the manager needs to be in attendance not in Bangladesh. This needs to be brought to his attention as it is unacceptable. A real disappointment tonight as it could have been so good.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 18, 2021 via mobile

We visited The Vine and Spice after having it recommended to us by a friend. We arrived for our 8:30pm table at 8:20pm, the table wasn’t ready, which we expected! We were seated in the bar and not offered a drink until 8:40pm, after 20...minutes of sitting. We were taken to our table at 9pm and didn’t finish up until 10:30, the restaurant was busy but we weren’t ever informed of a time of wait for how our pod was doing, we are always more than happy to wait and understand that at busy times things take longer but a little communication would have gone a long way. Our drinks were also not topped up, we had to ask for another. We got poppadoms at the beginning of the meal which were great, the sauces were excellent and clearly made fresh. We got the sharing platter to start, which was average at best. Then followed by 2 curries, a mushroom rice, and naan. The curries were described as spicy but had a mild spice to them, so if you want spicy it might be worth asking for extra spice, they were flavourful and the sauce was nice. I however, wasn’t overly hungry by the time the mains came, I had one piece of chicken from my curry and boxed up the rest. I got it home to discover that the large bits of chicken were undercooked and still pink!! The staff were lovely but the overall experience was average.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 26, 2021

The food was delicious and the staff were welcoming and friendly. We sat in an outside pod which made it a really cosy experience. We shall definitely return!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 8, 2021

I booked an outdoor pod and was really impressed - it felt like our own private dining experience complete with a heater and fairy lights! The waiters were all very friendly, and the waiter that took our order was informative in helping me decide on...the main dish. We had poppadoms and chutneys to start (plenty of different flavourful options which we also kept on the table for the mains). We ordered Kadhain Jinga (tiger prawn dish) and Nalli Korma (lamb shank dish), shared a rice and had a plain and spinach & garlic naan each. The food was beautifully presented, plentiful and full of flavour. The staff were also kind enough to offer us complimentary G&Ts, which was a lovely offer and finished off the evening perfectly. If we lived nearer we would definitely be regulars!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
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